Japanese grammar ばかりに bakarini, bakari ni

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Let’s learn Japanese grammar ばかりに bakarini, bakari ni :

JLPT level : N3

Formation :

Vた+ばかりに
Aばかりに
Vたい+ばかりに
~ほしいばかりに

Meaning and how to use :

1. Something done in the past causes a bad result. Express meaning blameless.
Only used with:
Vた+ばかりに
Aばかりに

For example

君が悪いことをしたばかりに私が辞めさせました。
Kimi ga warui koto o shi ta bakari ni watashi ga yamesase mashi ta.
I has been dismissed because of bad things that you did.

電話が壊れたばかりに、客と連絡できないので、上司に叱られました。
denwa ga koware ta bakari ni, kyaku to renraku deki nai node, joushi ni shikarare mashi ta.
My phone was out of order I couldnt contact customer so I was scolded by my boss

彼女は無意識に言ったばかりに、みんなの自然さを壊す。
kanojo ha muishiki ni itta bakari ni, minna no shizen sa o kowasu.
She speak unconsciously, so everyone’s nature was broken

昨日テレビを見たばかりに、今日の試験ができなかった。
kinou terebi o mi ta bakari ni, kyou no shiken ga deki nakatta.
Because I watch TV yesterday night, I can’t do the today exam

急事があったばかりに、旅行日程をキャンセルしなきゃならない。
kyuu koto ga atta bakari ni, ryokou nittei o kyanseru shi nakya nara nai.
Because i have urgency, I have to cancel my tour.

2. Describe a strong desire for something that someone will trade anything for it.

Only used with:
Vたい+ばかりに
~ほしいばかりに

For example

娘に会いたいばかりに、日本に来た.
musume ni ai tai bakari ni, nippon ni ki ta .
Because I wanted to see my daughter, I went to Japan

アメリカに旅行に行きたいばかりに、会社を辞めた.
amerika ni ryokou ni iki tai bakari ni, kaisha o yame ta .
Just because I wanted to go to the US, I gave up mu job

お金がほしいばかりに、あの人は父を殺して外国に行きました.本当に悪人だった.
okane ga hoshii bakari ni, ano hito ha chichi o koroshi te gaikoku ni iki mashi ta . hontouni akunin datta .
Just because he needed money, he killed his father. What a brutal man!

Related structures :

ばかりいる bakariiru
ばかりで bakaride
ばかりだ bakarida
ばかりの bakarino
んばかり nbakari
ばかりに bakarini
ばかりもいられない bakarimoirarenai
とばかりはいえない tobakarihaienai
とばかりおもっていた tobakariomotteita
とばかりに tobakarini
ばかりか bakarika
ばかりでなく…も bakaridenaku…mo
ばかり:bakari
ばかりは:bakariha

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